What is the correct reading order for Stephen King's 'Dark Tower' series (updated)?

  • There are a considerable number of properties relating to Stephen King's Dark Tower; The original novels as well as various media such as a prequel and sequel-comic series, short stories, mentions in other King novels as well as a PC game.

    What is the correct reading order for the Dark Tower series and where do the tie-in products fit into this?

    You have everything you need in the answers. I stopped also for a long time after the same one. Then when restarting the series, I read it again to immerse myself back in the Mid-World and continued up to the last one. I did read tons of books but this one is clearly for me one of the best worked-out world(s) and story. I really urge you to continue your journey with Roland and his ka-tet.

    I wrote an answer on a similar (possibly duplicate?) question that might also be interesting to you: http://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/153469/23384

    @AncientSwordRage - the corrected link due to the blog's having moved: the-dark-tower-suggested-reading-order_2128.html

  • Correct answer

    10 years ago

    Per Wikipedia:

    1. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
    2. The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
    3. The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands
    4. The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass
    5. The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
    6. The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
    7. The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
    8. (4.5) The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole

    So to answer the question, you have 2 options. Wait for the next novel, The Wind Through the Keyhole, to be released (currently scheduled for 2012), or read Wolves of the Calla next.

    Huh, reading more into it, the new book isn't going to take place after "The Dark Tower". Fixed the chronology.

    And for your edit, I would go reading Wolves of the Calla and finish the story before the release of the 8th book which is quite not there yet... There is no such big hole that it's an issue following the whole plot.

    @LudoMC yeah the Wikipedia page says that King found a sort of small crack in the story where he didn't explicitly have things happen and decided that's where he wanted to write the next novel.

    Yes I've seen this following your link. But I don't know why, I'm not really waiting for the movies... :-/ Hope they won't ruin the whole story.

    I was expecting you to update this with the additional tie-in novels...?

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